Herkimer College softball has achieved many major successes over the last few years – including winning the national championship in 2013! Below are just a few of our recent accomplishments:
- 2013 National Champions
- 1996, 1998, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 NJCAA World Series
- 1996, 1998, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Region III Champions
- 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Mountain Valley Collegiate Conference Champions
- 2013 NFCA Coaching Staff of the Year
- 19 All-Americans under Coach Anadio
- 4 SUNY Chancellor’s award winners
- 2011 and 2013 Coaching Staff of the Year (Region III and MVC)
- First Ever 40-Win Season in 2013
Why play softball for Herkimer College?
There are lots of reasons some of the nation’s best softball players choose Herkimer College to compete and learn. Below are just a few:
Playing for Herkimer College means you’ll start playing in your freshman year and gain exceptional exposure. We play against scholarship schools such as Syracuse University, Binghamton University, LeMoyne College, and College of St. Rose. We have had players sign numerous DI and DII scholarships at superior programs such as Syracuse, LeMoyne, College of St. Rose, Armstrong Atlantic University, and Cortland State (NY).
The past six years have been very successful as the softball program is a national competitor. During that stretch, Herkimer went 208-47 with four straight Region III Championships, including a World Series Championship in 2013. We also received two Academic All-American Team of the Year Awards.
Our quest to reach our full potential.
The Herkimer College softball team’s mission is to continue on with all of the above successes, constantly improve ourselves, develop good character, and maybe even win a national Ccampionship along the way.
Our outstanding coaching.
The 2009-2010 season was Head Coach PJ Anadio's first year at the helm of the Herkimer Generals softball program. Anadio built upon a winning program based on core fundamentals of dedication, discipline, hard work and intensity, with an emphasis on building tradition and creating a "family" atmosphere. In 2013, the Herkimer College coaching staff received the following honors: Conference Coach of the Year, Region III Coaching Staff of the Year, and NFCA National Coaching Staff of the Year. In 2014, Anadio was named Mountain Valley Conference Coach of the Year, having four players named All-American, five named All-Region and seven named All-Conference. In 2015, Anadio was named Mountain Valley Conference Coach of the Year again, having two players named All-American, five All-Region and five All-Conference.
Our style of play.
Aggressive, fun and up-tempo, the Generals’ playing style makes things happen – rather than waiting for things to happen. We always try to dictate how the game is being played on a game-to-game basis and work to manufacture runs. We work to create a perfect combination of skill, speed and power with our athletes. On the mound, we preach consistency and mental toughness with a never-give-in mindset while, defensively, we teach anticipation and instill a no fear, "web gem," go-get-it attitude.
Our rigorous season.
The program is set up as a three-part season. First, we play about 20 games in the fall versus other NJCAA and NCAA schools. When fall ball is complete, usually mid-October, we begin our strength and conditioning program that lasts right up until a week prior to final exams. This allows our student-athletes the necessary time to prepare and be successful in the classroom and on the field. When students return from winter break, we start practice right away in our indoor facilities to prepare for our spring training trip to Myrtle Beach, where we play teams from many states. After that, we return home to begin our 30-game regular season here in NY.
Our academic emphasis.
We have been recognized for having a team GPA above 3.0 for the last two seasons. Herkimer College upholds the highest academic standards for our players. We have one of the top student success rates in the nation, based on our impressive graduation and transfer rates. We provide a high-quality education and a diverse collection of student support services to ensure our athletes reach their goals both on and off the field.
Our home field was recently renovated and is one of the best in the country. The many updates include a new infield, state of the art turf batting area, a new hitting area, updated water and electric to the field as well as new drainage for the entire softball field and a new scoreboard and bullpens.
Herkimer College is a member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), Region III (Region III is comprised of 29 member institutions, making it one of the largest regions within the NJCAA), and the Mountain Valley Collegiate Conference. The NJCAA is the national governing body for two-year college athletics, with over 475 member colleges throughout the United States.
Interested in joining our championship team?
To find out more about the Herkimer College women’s softball team, contact Coach Anadio by calling (315) 866-0300 x8805 or via e-mail at Peter.Anadio@herkimer.edu.
To learn more about attending Herkimer College, contact admissions by calling 315-866-0300 x8278 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and schedule a visit.
Be sure to tell the Admissions advisor of any sports teams you may be interested in so they can arrange meetings with coaches or players.
We look forward to meeting you!